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This Week in Pittsburgh: Cocktails, Afrobeat, and a Voodoo Ball

Sean Beauford curates what should be on your must-do list this week including duck walks and death drops, soul music and afrobeat, wine and words, and high art.
  • Guild Exhibits Closing Reception & Gallery Talks

    Join Group A, Society of Sculptors, and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts as they share the processes that culminated in the dynamic winter exhibitions. Hear from Todd Keyser, juror of Group A’s Works exhibit, and exhibiting artists including Susan Constanse, Kristen Kovak, Scott Turri, Alison Helm, Priscilla Pfanstiel-Robinson, Patti Menick, and Laurie Barnes.

    January 14th, 6-9pm @ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

  • Groove Theory: Eclectic, Electric, Accept It

    This monthly dance event, brought to you by Steely Dang & DJ Selecta, brings the most infectious, soulful, and progressive music to the ‘Burgh. Don’t miss the next one this Thursday.

    January 14th, 10pm – 2am @ The Goldmark

  • Wine & Words Pittsburgh Cocktail Tasting Party

    Wine & Words Pittsburgh presents ‘Let’s Toast to Creativity,’ a cocktail tasting party featuring a menu of 5 unique drinks and 5 mouthwatering food options, all curated by ‘The Beverage Chef” Erika Turner. Ambience provided by BOOM Concepts, and cocktail hour attire is encouraged and appreciated.

    January 16th, 5pm – 8:30pm @ BOOM Concepts

  • 3rd Annual Galaxy Ball

    Presented by True T Entertainment, the 3rd Annual Galaxy Ball goes live this Saturday at the August Wilson Center. This year’s Voodoo themed event brings the participants of Pittsburgh’s underground ball scene together to duckwalk and death drop in support of HIV prevention. You don’t want to miss performers from far and near display their unique talents as part of this exciting experience.

    January 16th, 9pm – 2am @ The August Wilson Center


    If you agree that there’s nothing better than a good ole fashioned dance party, head to Lawrenceville this Saturday night and check out AFROHEAT! at Spirit. Expect to move, drop it, and sweat to Afrobeat, Afro House, Afro-Latin, Afrofuture, and Afro-Brazilian music all night long.

    January 16th, 10pm – 2am @ Spirit

–Sean Beauford

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